A few days before Christmas my friend Dellis and I were window shopping in Kerrisdale, a rather posh area of Vancouver. We strolled along, popping into first one shop and then another. Just looking. Enjoying the moment. Then great excitement. We were outside a Thrift Store. One I had never been in.
The thrill of the hunt. This was better than all the exclusive shops on the street. We passed by the Christmas decorations – bargain priced but of no interest. Then we spotted it. Buried behind stacks of dishes and cups. A terrarium. Not just any terrarium, but an extremely heavy vintage terrarium. It was missing its base. No worries there, I knew I could find something to replace the base. I had been looking for an old terrarium for years. What a fabulous discovery.
This morning I filled it with miniature irises and crocuses.
A tiny world of spring flowers, a sweet rabbit and a beautiful butterfly.
My magic world.